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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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FST 231 - Fire Service Law

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Basic introduction to the legal considerations that can affect the professional lives of members of the fire service, fire service-related occupations, and those who aspire to careers in the fire service. (Every other year)

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and selected skills needed to perform effectively as a member within the fire service environment.
    1. Discuss the basic components of American law
    2. Cite how the laws affect the duties and conduct of members of the fire service
    3. Identify actual/potential legal rights and responsibilities as well as legal liabilities
    4. Discuss the legal implications when making fire related decisions
    5. Describe the judicial process and basic legal terms
    6. Identify and differentiate the roles of federal, state and local governments

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